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Rope Access Training (SPRAT)

Nationally recognised units of competency
SPRAT Rope Access level 1, 2 or 3

Face to Face

Provides participants with the knowledge and skills to perform work while suspended in a vertical environment.

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Gold Coast - Helensvale Mon, Mar 09, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, Mar 16, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 18, 2020 (7:30am)
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Gold Coast - Helensvale Mon, Jun 01, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, Jul 06, 2020 (7:30am)
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Gold Coast - Helensvale Mon, Jul 20, 2020 (7:30am)
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Course Details


Course Duration

5 days


Course Overview

Industrial rope access (aka twin rope access) training AS4488 is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and skills to perform work while suspended in a vertical environment. Training covers:

  • Risk assessment procedures
  • Installation of anchor systems
  • Industrial abseiling skills
  • Rope ascending techniques
  • Work methods
  • Mobility at height
  • Rescue procedures

This four day course with a fifth day for assessments is suitable for any worker/company who will be required to conduct work such as maintenance or inspection whilst fully suspended at height. Typical work scenarios are:

  • High rise window cleaning
  • Industrial abseiling
  • Painting or maintenance
  • Sign installation
  • Work on bridges, power stations, mines, cliffs etc.

Training is designed to be as realistic as possible and enable you to work effectively as a rope access technician.

Course Inclusions

  • All necessary equipment can be provided (although we encourage you to bring your own)
  • Training conducted by experienced Rope Access Technician
  • Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for working at height
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your particular workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of rope access works to be undertaken
  • Plenty of practical hands on training to ensure rope access technicians can ensure personal safety whilst performing suspended works
  • SPRAT assessment and qualification issuance fees

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • This training is realistic and very physical. It is important that all personnel who attend this course are physically fit and have a head for heights. You will be ascending ropes and hanging in harnesses for extended periods in order to conduct rescues. If you do not possess the fitness/strength to ascend ropes under your own strength, you will be unable to demonstrate the competence required for this program.

Equipment requirements

  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training including harnesses, ascenders, descenders etc.
  • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.

Prerequisite for Level 1

  • A current (within 24 months) Work Safely at Heights certificate (RIIWHS204D or equivalent).

Prerequisites for Level 2

  • A current ARAA or SPRAT level 1 certification.
  • At least 500 logged hours employing twin-rope system at level 1 within last 3 years (supervisor-signed and verified).

Prerequisites for Level 3

  • A current ARAA or SPRAT level 2 certification.
  • At least 1,000 logged hours employing twin-rope system within last 3 years (supervisor-signed and verified).

Direct Entry Requirements

I have a Rope Access qualification from a different industry body (e.g. IRATA, ARAA etc.) and I would like to translate this to a SPRAT qualification (i.e. do a Direct Entry to SPRAT). What is involved?

Direct entry is available to candidates who can show proof of their experience in rope access. The requirements for direct entry into Levels 2 and 3 are outlined on the SPRAT website, in the section Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work found on the Public Documents page. To apply:

  • Print and fill out a Pre-Approval Application (Level 3 Application / Level 2 Application).
  • Scan it and email it along with copies of all the necessary documentation to at least 6 weeks before your course start date as all documentation related to direct entry must be approved by the Evaluations Committee in advance of your course start date.
  • Call Pinnacle Safety and Training on 1300 990 810 to pay your non-refundable SPRAT Direct Entry Application Fee by credit card. SPRAT currently charge $250 USD for a Level 2 Direct Entry application and $350 USD for Level 3. Pinnacle will convert this to the Australian dollar equivalent at the time of taking your credit card details.
  • Pinnacle will send all your Direct Entry information to SPRAT to be assessed, and SPRAT will notify you of the outcome of your Direct Entry application.

  • *Please note the Direct Entry fee does not include the certification processing cost assessed following the completion of a successful evaluation.

The presenter, David, was fantastic. He is very patient, experienced and knowledgable and encouraged plenty of interaction from the students. He gets 11 out of 10.

Ian P. - Malvern East, VIC

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